Obit: Gaden, Ernest P. #2 (1916 - 2011)

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Surnames: Gaden, Aumann, Oldham, Schmidt, Lindner, Peterson, Allison, Resong, Velickakathu

 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 22, 2011

 

Gaden, Ernest P. (13 August 1916 - 20 June 2011) With flag

 

Ernie Gaden, 94, of Neillsville died Monday, June 20, 2011, at the Neillsville Care & Rehabilitation Center.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 25, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville.  Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery with Military rites accorded by the Neillsville Veteran’s Council.  Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. rosary service Friday at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

 

A full obituary will appear in next week’s edition.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.

 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 29, 2011

 

Ernie P. Gaden, 94, of Neillsville died Monday, June 20, 2011, at Neillsville Care & Rehabilitation Center.

 

Ernest was born Aug. 13, 1916, in Neillsville, to the late William and Mary (Aumann) Gaden.  He was a graduate of Neillsville High School in 1936.  After completing his education, he worked for Clark County before going in the Army in October 1941. Ernest served in the Aleutian Islands, The European Campaign and fought battles in Rhineland in Central Europe.  He was awarded the American Defense Service Ribbon, the EAME Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Battle Star, five Overseas Service Bars and one Service Stripe.  He also wore the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Good Conduct Medal.  Ernest was discharge in October 1945. After returning home, he worked a American Foods in Neillsville until they closed.  He then worked various jobs until retirement.  During his retirement he especially loved playing cars at the Senior Citizens Center and with family. Ernest also enjoyed marching in parades for the American Legion.  He had the great opportunity to be a part of he Never Forgotten Honor Flight trip to Washington D. C. Oct. 4, 2010.

 

Ernest was a member of the Neillsville American Legion, where he served as treasurer for many years and also belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville and served on the Finance Committee counting money for forty-plus years.  He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

 

He will be missed by many nieces and nephews including Charlotte (Frank) Oldham of Neillsville, Ron (Gwen) Schmidt of Spencer, Dolores (Andy) Lindner of Muskego, June Schmidt of Loyal, Sheila Schmidt of Spencer, Alice (Jim) Peterson, William Gaden and Jo Ann Allison all of Wisconsin Rapids and many great nieces and nephews.

 

Ernest was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Genevieve Schmidt and brother-in-law, Edward Schmidt; one brother, John Gaden; one sister-in-law, Lena Gaden; and two nephews, Robert Schmidt and Eugene Schmidt.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Ernest was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville.  The celebrant was Father Varkey Velickakathu.  Music was provided by Ronald Resong, organist, and St. Mary’s Choir.  Interment was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery with military rites accorded by the Neillsville Veteran’s Council. Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. Rosary service Friday at Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

 

Serving as casketbearers were Jim Peterson, Bill Gaden, Shane Allison, Andy Lindner, Ronald Schmidt and Frank Oldham.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.

 

The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Ernest’s family with funeral arrangements.

 

 


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